Scientists working at physical containment level four (PC4), the highest level available.

Safeguarding Australia

Providing an integrated approach to Australia's national biosecurity combining world-leading scientific expertise with cutting-edge diagnostic, surveillance and response capabilities.

Managing moth resistance to cottons

Genetics research by CSIRO scientists is helping to prolong the life of transgenic cottons containing insect toxins. Genetics research by CSIRO scientists is helping to prolong the life of transgenic cottons containing insect toxins.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2006

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO’s research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2006.

Protecting your home from bushfire (Podcast 27 Sep 2006)

In this interview, Mr Justin Leonard discusses ways you can prepare your home against bushfires. (7:44)

Bushfire Research

CSIRO bushfire research is improving the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage.

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds final report

This report details how CLIMEX modelling software is being used to help predict the potential spread of 41 sleeper and alert weed species in Australia as a result of climate change. (44 pages)

Dr Danny Llewellyn: leading cotton biotechnology

Dr Danny Llewellyn specialises in cotton biotechnology research. He has played an important role in developing the insect and herbicide tolerant, genetically modified cotton varieties which currently dominate the cotton industry.

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One of CSIRO's weed and pest experts Dr Mark Lonsdale is the new Chair of a global project, the Global Invasive Species Programme, which is combating the threat of invasive pest species world wide.

Combating the sheep blowfly

Funded by late sheep grazier Les Bett, CSIRO is continuing its research to eliminate blowfly strike – a devastating disease that affects sheep.

Sustainable Communities Initiative in Victoria: Bass Coast Shire report

This 52-page report documents CSIRO's research findings from the Bass Coast Shire project as part of the Moving Forward Update initiative, funded by Regional Development Victoria.

Dr Shuang Liu: investigating the interface between ecological and economic systems

Dr Shuang Liu is developing ecological-economic models to investigate the full impact of invasive species to assist in delivering effective environmental decision making.

Dr Louise Morin: using fungi to fight Australia’s weeds

Dr Louise Morin applies her plant pathology skills to develop new approaches for the biological control of weeds and to assist biosecurity responses following incursion of plant pathogens in Australia. Her research portfolio incorporates molecular approaches wherever necessary and also considers the broader ecological impact.

Scientific summer for top Aussie students

Nineteen stellar tertiary students from around Australia will swap beachwear for lab coats this summer to work on their own science projects at CSIRO in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Merbein and Narrabri.

Pollution

Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems. Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

Dr Greg Constable: leading cotton research

Dr Greg Constable is a leader in cotton research, investigating plant breeding, genetically modified cotton varieties, higher yield management packages, improved sustainability and reducing insecticide use.

CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart

A paper co-authored by CSIRO’s Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature today reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart.

Dr Dan Metcalfe: improving ecology in natural and agricultural systems

Dr Dan Metcalfe leads a group of researchers concerned with addressing the ecological underpinnings of the big sustainability science questions facing Australia and its region.

Vaccine arrives to boost the frontline fight against Hendra virus

An international collaborative partnership has developed a vaccine to combat one of Australia’s most lethal viruses.

Dr TJ Higgins: researching legume gene technology

Dr TJ Higgins is a leading researcher in plant gene technology particularly in improving nutritional value and resistance against pests and diseases.

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Australian biotechnology pioneer, Dr Tom Grace, has been awarded the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest honour, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of invertebrate in vitro biology.

Fighting fungus

In this video find out how CSIRO's Rust Resistance Team has discovered genes that determine whether a plant can develop immunity to the harmful rust fungus. (2:30)

Dr Paul Caplat: ecological models, from theory to management

Dr Paul Caplat uses ecological models to help develop controls for the spread of invasive trees in New Zealand and Australia.

Cape tulips – pretty but pests in pastures

CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) are collaborating to try to outwit one of southern Australia’s worst agricultural weeds.

Parts of a fire

Bushfires have heading, backing and flanking fires. Each of these components of the overall bushfire has different characteristics.

Land management for emissions offsets on Indigenous lands

This 70-page CSIRO report assessed the potential value of land management practices that can sequester carbon or change emissions regimes on indigenous lands.

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